Northern Europe has a new container liner. Alphaliner reports Norwegian logistics firm ColliCare will start a regular liner service between Moerdijk (near Rotterdam) and the Oslo fjord through its newly established subsidiary Viasea Shipping, which is based in Moss.
Viasea has chartered the 508 teu Nor Feeder to perform a weekly shuttle connecting Moerdijk with Oslo and Moss, starting with a sailing tomorrow from the Netherlands.
Viasea will also offer a weekly service between Norway and England issuing its own bills of lading. The UK-related cargoes will be transhipped to and from the Nor Feeder on the services operated by A2B-online between Moerdijk and the UK east coast ports of Blyth, Tees, Thamesport and Immingham, with Viasea having concluded an agreement with A2B.
The Dutch port of Moerdijk was chosen as Viasea says it wants to avoid the busy Rotterdam deepsea terminals while providing a convenient interface with the A2B services.